A release from the PNP today said "for the record, Dr. Alexis was born in Canada, came home to Jamaica as a young child, and attended Sts. Peter and Paul Preparatory School and Campion College in Jamaica. He completed his undergraduate education in Jamaica and thereafter received a scholarship to study medicine in Cuba."
The Opposition PNP pointed out that "the Jamaican Constitution is clear that persons born in Commonwealth countries are eligible to sit in the Houses of Parliament."
the Party explained that "after completing his medical training, Dr. Alexis returned to Jamaica and worked in several public medical institutions, including doing training and working at the Kingston Public Hospital, Bustamante Hospital for Children and the Annotto Bay Hospital.
In addition, the party noted that Dr. Alexis served as president of the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association, and was appointed to the board of the National Health Fund (NHF) by the present JLP administration.
"Having lived the majority of his life in Jamaica," the PNP said, "Dr. Alexis is committed to service and the country’s development."
The party described Shaw's scare mongering as "despicable and can only be viewed as a desperate attempt to distract the voters of South East St Mary."
"Mr. Shaw knows very well that there are members of his own Party currently seated in the Houses of Parliament, who also hold Commonwealth citizenship. He should also be aware that former JLP leader and former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga was not born in Jamaica," the PNP declared.
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